What is VAT Number?
A VAT (value added tax) number is required to import goods into a country.
Do I need a VAT number for every EU country?
Yes. VAT numbers are country specific, so if a company is importing or exporting to multiple countries, they will need a VAT number for each country.
How do I request a VAT number?
VAT numbers can be requested from the local government of countries, and can often be completed online.
When do I pay VAT?
VAT will need to be paid upon import, unless the importer has a VAT deferment license (common in the Netherlands).
For tax guidance please consult a tax professional.